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Women Vote Deputy Research Director



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Reports to: Research Director, Women Vote
Supervisory Responsibilities: Women Vote Intern
FLSA Status: Exempt
Cycle Position through December 31, 2024
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, is searching for a Deputy Research Director to join our Women Vote Independent Expenditure team. The Deputy Research Director will assist the WV Research Director with candidate research and approving and fact-checking independent expenditure communications.
At EMILYs List, you’ll be part of a dynamic team committed to electing Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot. Read on for more details about the job and about EMILYs List.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work with Research Director to identify, prioritize, and produce candidate research and polling memos on schedule and with accuracy
  • Assist with fact-checking and backing up polling and paid media produced by Women Vote and outside consultants to ensure all voter communications are error-free and factual
  • Track targeted campaigns in the media, such as local news outlets, blogs, social media, TV and radio advertisements, as well as public polling
  • Recruit, train, and manage interns
  • Provide departmental support as needed
  • Assist with other duties as directed by Research Director
  • This position may require weekend and evening work


  • This is not an entry level position. This is a supervisory position, and excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail are a must
  • 3-5 years of research experience at a campaign, consulting firm, other Democratic independent expenditures, or DC committee
  • Demonstrated research skills, including original research, legislative tracking, and policy analysis, and experience writing long-form research memos
  • Strong writing, grammar, and organizational skills, including meticulous attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively
  • A proactive, self-starter who can take direction, but who can also be trusted to independently produce error-free research in a timely fashion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with fact-checking and approving paid media and/or polling a plus
  • Knowledge of Nexis, campaign finance databases, and other research databases a plus
  • All candidates should possess commitment and passion to elect Democratic pro-choice Women, as well as a commitment to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff.
The salary range for this position is $83,000-$96,700 and comes with a comprehensive benefits package. The starting pay for this position is equal to others at the same level throughout the organization. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly. No calls, please.
Our office is based in Washington, DC. This position is eligible for full-time remote work. This is a cycle position with an end date of December 31, 2024.
About EMILYs List
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.
EMILYs List is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
EMILYs List prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person holding this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. EMILYs List reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.